You have to know that the bed bugs are actually parasitic insects and they actually belong to the Cimex Lectularius family which are insects that feed on blood. This species is known for so many names including mahogany flat, redcoat and also the crimson rambler. As what such name suggests, the bed bugs can be found in the homes, particularly the beds and the sleeping areas. They are really active during the night and may feed in the hosts and not get noticed. The insects feed usually on humans. They are very attracted to the hosts through warmth and also carbon dioxide chemicals. The bed bug uses two feeding tubes to pierce the skin of the host and one would inject its saliva as well as the other works on withdrawing blood.
There are various health effects that you have to know that come from the bed bugs such as the skin rashes and allergic symptoms but it can be quite hard to know their bites from other insect bites. Their bites are usually red with darker red spots at the center that would be arranged in a cluster and such is quite itchy and this is commonly located on the face, the neck or the arms. You must also know that the bites are going to cause severe itching as well. If such happens, the oral antihistamines or such steroid creams may be applied in order for you to be relieved while there are also antibiotics which are used for secondary bacterial infections. There are instances too wherein the person would experience serious skin reactions or such allergic reactions to the bites. It is required that you should see a doctor so that you will be able to get a professional treatment.
However, when you want to know the methods about how you can get rid of the bed bugs, you must remember that this is not one easy procedure. Eliminating them is really a hard task, and you have to seek those professionals who can help you on this. In choosing an exterminator, you need to select one who is in the industry for more than five years and one with a great background as well. Also, you need to find one which has been certified by those local officials. Though those certified exterminators can cost you $250 to $1000 for each room. You also need to have a guarantee that all those aggravating insects would be eliminated. Also, they are going to make such follow-up inspections months or weeks after hiring them.
You can also expect them to do such extensive inspection for the bedroom. There are many experts that suggest deep cleaning including dismantling those bed frames and furniture, having the infested surfaces scrubbed to get rid of the eggs and also have special covers for the mattresses.